# Basic Algorithmic Scripting: Find Longest Word in String (Simple AF) Solution

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Solution without .map() .split() methods that were not introduced in earlier topics/challenges. Following code uses whatever’s been taught up to this point.

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function findLongestWordLength(str) {

let regEx = /\w+(')?\w+/ig;

let wordsArr = str.match(regEx);  //returns an array

let lengthOfEachWordArr = [];

for(let word of wordsArr){

lengthOfEachWordArr.push(word.length);

}

let longestWordLength = Math.max(...lengthOfEachWordArr);

return longestWordLength;

}

findLongestWordLength("What is the average airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow");
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Challenge: Find the Longest Word in a String

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